Announcing the Next Poet’s Challenge
So I have been casting about for another challenge, to pursue in the following two weeks. We may return to the first-line challenge another time, but I want to try something a little different. This time, I am going to propose a set of rhymes, that a famous poet used in one of his poems. On Tuesday, June 17th I’ll post a poem I’ll have written using those rhymes, and I invite you all to do so as well. Mutual enjoyment and critique is proposed.
Part of the fun will be posting the original poem in the post come the 17th, and then we can all put our own poems in the comments.
We can use all of the rhymes, or only some; we can use them in this order, or in a different order; we can use them as end-rhymes or as internal rhymes. The only real limitation I would like to establish is that we avoid using any other rhymes beside these. (After all, what would a challenge be without at least one rule?)
Here are the rhymes:
If you need a little more to work with or want to increase the difficulty, consider this additional set: